Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude3,210 m
  • ActivityTrekking , Hiking & City Tour
  • Group Size1-10 Person
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Ghorepani Poon hill trek is the most famous trekking trip located in the Annapurna region in western Nepal. It is one of the short treks but awesome as it offers you splendid Himalayan views including that of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041 m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6,998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Lamjung Himal (6,986 m) and so forth. The main attraction of the Ghorepani trek is the Poon Hills, situated at 3,100 m, which is the best viewpoint in western Nepal, from where you will have non-stop sceneries of the majestic Himalayas, including marvelous sunrise and sunset views in the backdrop of the majestic mountains. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the most loved trekking packages among the clients of Footprint Adventure.

Ghorepani is not popular merely for sneaking the mountain vistas but also for exploring the distinct culture, rituals, and lifestyles of various ethnic groups namely Gurung, Magar, Thakali, and others who reside alongside the trail and in Ghorepani village. Besides exploring the distinct cultural and religious aspects, you will equally be able to participate in the traditional dances and enjoy the local dishes and delicacies. In addition, you will also pass through the terraced farm field, rocky hills, the dense forest full of diverse flora and fauna. You will visit the Ghorepani and Ghandrung villages where there is the huge settlement of Gurung ethnic groups, which is a live museum for exploring the distinct diversity of them and equally to explore the fascinating biodiversity and scenic grandeur of the areas, all these make Ghorepani poon hill trekking is a paradise, all these features make Ghorepani poon hill trekking is worth visiting.

Ghorepani trek begins after a short tour in and around Kathmandu valley. You will have a short flight or one day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then you will have a short drive to Nayapul and then you will begin your actual trekking. You will continue hiking via Birethanti and alongside terraced foothills along the Dhampus Ridge, you will reach Ghorepani, where you can have a short hike to Poon Hill for having the splendid sunrise view above the Himalayas and have incredible scenes of mountains. Similarly, you will have a bath in Tatopani, natural hot water, and spend a night in Ghorepani. The next day, you will continue hiking to Ghandruk, the huge settlement of Gurung ethnic groups, and then finally retrace down to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara, subsequently to Kathmandu.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Excursion in Kathmandu includes Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square. 
  • Scenic and beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 
  • Mesmerizing sunrise and panoramic mountains view from Poonhill. 
  • Lush green forest of Rhododendron flower along the trail. 
  • Diverse ethnic people, cultures, traditions, and practices. 
  • Experience the Gurung community in Ghandruk village. 
  • Explore the lavish hospitality in Pokhara city and witness the beauty of nature. 

Itinerary

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This is our standard itinerary for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. If you want to make it in your own way and want to add more days to your itinerary, please feel free to contact us anytime for the fully customized itinerary of your own choice. 

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in works. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

  • Accommodation Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Hotel Kumari Boutique
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

The comfortable tourist bus ride on the windy highway along the Trisuli River with a breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, takes 5/6 hours drive to Pokhara. In the evening you can explore around the lakeside and Pokhara street and overnight at Pokhara.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6-7 Hours Drive
  • Maximum Altitude830 m

After breakfast at our hotel, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, a drive that takes about an hour. We begin our walking journey in Nayapul, soon after crossing the Modi River and arriving at the check post marking our entrance into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. From here we have a largely easy stroll as we pass the BhurungdiKhola and enter Hile. We press on toward Tikhedunga, crossing a suspension bridge and arriving at the foot of a very steep hill with many, many stone steps. The stone steps are knee-crunchers, but we can’t stop here, for our tea house awaits at the top. After reaching the top, we arrive in Ulleri,a village perched on the mountainside that offers our first glimpse of a big peak, and our final destination for the day

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time2 hour drive and 3hour trek
  • Maximum Altitude1,577 m

We set out early and walk via Banthanti. Passing Banthanti, we begin to enter the protected rhododendron forests, where bird song can fill the air, and beautiful blossoms cover the countryside in spring. We walk through NangeThanti to reach Ghorepani, a beautiful Magar village with splendid views. Ghorepani is our final destination for the day.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2,800 m

Today we rise long before the sun to hike Poon Hill in time the for famous views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I Main (8091m), Himalchuli (7893m) and their respective massifs. As the sunrises over Machupachare, Dhaulagiri’s south face is bathed in the morning’s golden light. Poon Hill is a well-known spot for photography for unobstructed shots of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. We return to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and depart for Tadapani. Along the way we first pass through Deurali and Benthanti before arriving in Tadapani, our final destination for the day.

  • Accommodation Standard Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hour
  • Maximum Altitude3,210 m

The trail through rhododendron forests to Tadapani is mostly works as a alternative way to Ghorepani. You will appreciate here the perspectives of the mountains for the most part at early hour toward the beginning of the day, prior to the scene cloak into the foggy mists. In any case, the perspectives amid the sunrise, be that as it may, are in Ghnadruk and Tadapani eminent. Walking  is generally requesting – you can expect visit climbs and plunges over sloppy ways and unlimited staircases.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1,940 m

On this day, you will travel through Gurung village with views of snowy Mountains and amazing landscape. Walking will be easy today, with 2/3 hours of down walking you will be at Syauli Bazar then walk to Birethanti. There will be your private vehicle driving you to Pokhara. Again you can enjoy your time in Pokhara and if you want to add more days and spend time in Pokhara, you can inform us before the trekking. 
 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standar Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Time3-4hour hike and 2 hour drive
  • Maximum Altitude830 m

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast. 
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing in private vehicles with an experienced English-speaking guide. 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome dinner in traditional Nepali kitchen with cultural dance show. 
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader if necessary. 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned at the end of trek).
  • Footprint Adventure's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness-
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is not much height. Poonhill height is 3,210m so there is not the problem for high altitude sickness.

Trekking Grade -
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is very adventure easy and short trek feet for every age people.

Weather-
The best seasons for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek start from mid-September until November end and from the beginning of March until the end of May. The morning time usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.

Food-
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a  variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation-
Ghorepani Poon hill trek start transport from Airport Pick up to the hotel, Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul according to the necessary transport by bus, car, flight, Jeep etc.

Telephone and Internet-
There a few places available for Telephone and the Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Drinking Water-
The bottles water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage -
In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 3-star standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy the trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not the suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place to mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, we can organize  trip to Langtang, Everest, Manaslu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight , the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time limit.

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